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post #1 of 147 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Mini M AquaSky build thread!!

Well I have been taking the time to get things together so I figure its time to start a thread. I have had a planted tank before but thought that it was too much money ect to have an all ADA setup. I am a complete brand whore and have to have everything perfect... why I have no idea but its how I am. In the past I would say I have easily made ten stands and never liked a single one. Once I gave up, I went to saltwater and guess what... I'm back! If I can spend x amount on a smaller more complex and complete planted tank and still be less than 1/4 of sw cost you know what I picked. So.. with all that said here is what I have so far.

Mini m clear glass
Aquasky
Garden matt
Glass top

^combo obviously

Vuppa-I
3L new Amazonia

(Skipped out on all the additives and power sand because one its a 5.5g with no heavy rooters and I don't really see the money in additives)

Mini m cube cabinet clear - thanks to my man Frank from adg.
Filtration will be a superjet es-300 as soon as they come out. Is a canister rated up to 10g worth $400? Not even minutely but its ADA and pretty so it will be incorporated.

Also - brighty k, green brighty step 1, pincettes s, green bacter.

Now where I cheated -

DoAqua music glass 10, 15 or something like that.
ADA bubble counter
GLA atomic v3 with 5lb bottle.
Really wanted to go ADA here but not yet due to these never being in stock muchless carried here!!

So heres some eye candy (mini m stand won't be here until Wednesday)



Also, I have since taken out substrate and gotten my hands on some decorative sand and a few different types of driftwood.

Plant list will be

Rotala indica and bangledesh
Bolbitus heteroclita - mini
Anubias nana petite
Java moss
Either E. Tennelus or dwarf sag.

What I plan to replicate to the closest possible.



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post #2 of 147 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 08:51 PM
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Following.

You will love that cube cabinet stand, they are awesome in person!
Did you buy the wood bottom for it too?
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post #3 of 147 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Mini M AquaSky build thread!!

Not sure man, its the one frank had. I know for sure its sexy haha

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Will be following also. Looks nice.

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Re: Mini M AquaSky build thread!!

Thanks guys

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Did you get a date for the es-300?
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Re: Mini M AquaSky build thread!!

Just late march

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Nice! Will be following to see how your Mini-M turns out. Mine is in progress right now too.
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Re: Mini M AquaSky build thread!!

Thanks man hopefully very nice lol

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This is going to be an awesome tank! Is that Amano's tank that you are trying to replicate?
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That inspiration tank, might be the best Mini M I have ever seen, stunning.
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Re: Mini M AquaSky build thread!!

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This is going to be an awesome tank! Is that Amano's tank that you are trying to replicate?
Yep... out of an earlier ada book.

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Re: Mini M AquaSky build thread!!

Anyone know what would replace wood tight? I'm not sure what material can be used to hold driftwood together?

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If you can hide it, what about marine epoxy? We use it in the reef tank hobby to hold rock together or attach coral to rock.

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If you can hide it, what about marine epoxy? We use it in the reef tank hobby to hold rock together or attach coral to rock.
Well I thought about it, but not sure how it would work out plus much harder if I come to rescape. When I get home I'm scaping tank so I'll have some updated pics for you guys as well.

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